He was shoved into a concrete, windowless cell with a raised cement area that served as a bed and two ﬁlthy blankets.
The next day the whole raid force piled into a windowless conference room at Fort Campbell.
They herded 78 of us into a windowless cell with just one toilet that didn't work.
Two staffers that he'll bring with him will sit in the building's inner, windowless center.
We sit at a card table in the center of a windowless, white-walled prison meeting room.
The lodges are square, with roofs slightly inclined; they are windowless and have but one narrow door about shoulder high.
He was glad to see that the wall across the court was windowless.
Before it foundations could still be traced; and above, a rectangle of windowless stone walls survived, roofless and desolate.
The building was windowless, so it was impossible to see what was going on.
There was a windowless room on the second floor, in the centre of the house, wholly dark, except when lighted by gas.
early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."
Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
window win·dow (wĭn'dō)
A time period when something may be accomplished; a critical period: We now have a window of opportunity to try for peace in Bosnia again/ They're worried about a window of vulnerability
[1967+; fr the 1960s astronautics term for the exact time and directional limits governing the launching of a rocket to achieve a certain orbit or destination, which were pictured as a window through which the rocket must be shot]
properly only an opening in a house for the admission of light and air, covered with lattice-work, which might be opened or closed (2 Kings 1:2; Acts 20:9). The spies in Jericho and Paul at Damascus were let down from the windows of houses abutting on the town wall (Josh. 2:15; 2 Cor. 11:33). The clouds are metaphorically called the "windows of heaven" (Gen. 7:11; Mal. 3:10). The word thus rendered in Isa. 54:12 ought rather to be rendered "battlements" (LXX., "bulwarks;" R.V., "pinnacles"), or as Gesenius renders it, "notched battlements, i.e., suns or rays of the sun"= having a radiated appearance like the sun.